Legion1979 wrote:Titanosaurus is actually a well made toy and cost just $12-$15 when it brand new. Use that as a comparison, not the aftermarket prices some 10 years later.
Well, we dont live 10 years in the past anymore. I mean, it's cool that it was super cheap when it came out, but that's no longer the case now.
Yeah, these are pricey for being brand new, but when you're comparing friggin' BANDAI to some dude who does this on his own basically, it's just as unfair a comparison.
Again, is it fair to even compare, considering the Bandai is now over 20 years old? But hey, I paid about $80 for the large built-up Marmit Megalon kit that runs circles around the Y-MSF, so I'd say that's a much better, far more recent example.
It depends on what you're looking for, really.
I'm not a big spender, I like my figures accurate to the suits, and my preferred scale is 6-inchs, so the Bandai and Y-MSF Megalons are right up my alley. And since one tends to be cheaper than the other, and has a nicer sculpt, I go with YMSF.
I like the Bandai one well enough. Picking something else over it isnt a knock against it.
In the case of the Marmit Megalon kit, I'd imagine it would cost even more to get one, and not only that, I'd have no place to put it, lol. So when I say "I think this is the better figure," or "I prefer this over that" it just means it's not what I'm after.
I'd prefer a figure that actually looks good. And I paid $15 for my licensed Kong back in 1993 when it was brand new. $55 for a little, unlicensed Raymundo Kong that doesn't really look all that great is a joke.
Looks fine to me, honestly.
No offense man, but i think you posts pretty sum up the reasoning behind the vehement defense Y-MSF gets. "Well, it's in the 6" scale that I like and it's cheaper than the Bandais* so therefore it's good."
So I cant defend something I like because "expert collectors" dont like it?
And finally, is THIS the Y-MSF Ebirah everyone is going on about...?
Holy crap that thing looks terrible. Yes, Bandai never did one. But if they did I'm positive it would look a million times better than that chubby thing.
Again, looks fine to me. It's no Xplus, certainly, but for me it looks enough like the real Ebirah that I'd be cool with it.
I guess I just have a lower standard than you guys do. But then I dont think thats a bad thing; I appreciate what I have.